Mile 232 Report

February 3, 2021
by kbayans

Boiler Bay Wayside, Picnic Area, Government Point
Wednesday 1:30 PM
49° F
Calm/Light from the W
Tide Level:
2.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
3 people flying a drone over the water.
People/dogs in closure areas
Apparent Violations:
2 people fishing beyond the barrier and 1 person feeding the seagulls bread.
Cars/Trucks parking:
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 1
Activity Comments:
People were watching the water in groups and alone.
Notable Wildlife:
Over a dozen adult and juvenile seagulls resting on the rocks and 3 grey whales surfacing about 5 miles out.
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Wood pieces
New Development:
Natural Changes:
Grassy area infront of the barrier (full length) showing severe signs of erosion from natural causes and from people walking. A multitude of mole-type hills scattered across the grass.
Other Mile 232 Reports (9)


April 16, 2016 - GWshark
Nothing significant on this stretch. Most people were sitting in their vehicles. About 10 fishing vessels just off shore here.
  • Group of Fishing Boats off the point.
January 9, 2016 - GWshark
Fairly nice day with rain showers. Nice to see waterfalls again.


October 27, 2015 - GWshark
Appeared to be normal human activity for this mile. The King Tide did not appear to have much impact. I was there the day before and with the storm push at high tide there were more crashing waves...
July 15, 2015 - GWshark
Went out and picked up a full bag of trash off bluffs. Originally thought it to be from fishermen, but now believe it comes from people using picnic tables.
  • A full bag of trash collected off the bluffs.
July 11, 2015 - GWshark
Other than some fisherman debris and evidence of some fireworks the Boiler Bay bluffs are in good shape. Looks like good feeding area for whales. Bald eagle pair have a nest in trees across highway...
  • Looks like someone was using fireworks at some time.
  • While standing at the firework debris looking toward the point.
  • Whales feeding actively.


July 26, 2014 - ORState_TCS
Our group of 11 volunteers with the Oregon State chapter of The Coastal Society arrived at Boiler Bay at 6:00pm to catch the outgoing tide. The water was high but we were still able to traverse the...
  • Not certain if this is a definite sign of wasting, but those white, soft, and possibly weepy spots appeared to be lesions. Moreover these stars (at least 3 of the 6) were easily removed from rock.
  • This one was clearly wasting, and one of its limbs was in the process of disconnecting itself. This is the dead sea star I mentioned earlier.
May 31, 2014 - ORState_TCS
We were six students from Oregon State University who volunteered as part of the newly founded chapter of The Coastal Society to monitor miles 232 and 233. We spent the better part of two hours...
  • Some of the Oregon State University Coastal Society


May 16, 2009 - Diane H
A very calm sea, which was surprising for the moderate wind. The snorkeling would have been great. Great wildlife in the refuge area in the southern part.


December 30, 2008 - Diane H
This was a first report on observation of this mile. Noting wildlife in seaweed and sea lions; noting for this first report the extent of hotels along the shoreline and the general rocky character...